It has been experienced by a majority of us, whether you were rubbing a party balloon on your head and sticking it to the wall or shuffling your feet across the floor to give your friends or family an cheeky little shock. Static electricity has occasionally added a spark to everyone’s day. Every year national static electricity day is celebrated on the 9th January. This day is dedicated to the observance of static electricity and investigates how we may cause it. Static electricity is vastly different from the electrical current... Read More
The biggest magnet on the planet is the earth itself. Today marks the celebration of the earth and in particular it remembers when French Physicist, Leon Foucault, revealed the Earth rotates on its axis! To celebrate we have put together some interesting facts to celebrate the Earth. Why does the earth rotate? “The Earth keeps spinning because it was born spinning” – Kevin Luhman, an assistant professor of astronomy at Penn State Rotating is known as the fundamental behaviour of objects in the universe. To help explain this hear is... Read More
Did you watch the space launch on Saturday? We certainly did! SpaceX Dragon has successfully launched into space on Saturday 30th May 2020 and has now arrived at the International Space Station (ISS)! This is an incredible achievement within space history. Here are some fun facts and research done by ISS with the use of magnets! FOOD AND DRINK In space you can’t simply place something on a surface and walk away from it. It is reported astronauts often lose things and can spend their time searching for lost items.... Read More
Who’s excited for the SpaceX launch on Saturday? We certainly are! For those of you unsure, Nasa and SpaceX are making history this Saturday 30th May, by launching two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011! Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are due to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) at 8.22pm UK time, in a spacecraft built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company. If successful, this will be the first time this act would have been performed by a privately-owned company. The mission... Read More
Leading on from Magnets in movies, they are also referenced amongst our favourite TV programmes. We will try and avoid any spoilers; in case you haven’t watched the programmes we discuss. So, let’s get started… Breaking Bad Using a monster scrapyard magnet to erase all data from a computer hard drive through a concrete wall. Would this really work? In this episode Mike, Walt and Jesse discover the laptop with incriminating evidence on has already been placed in the police station evidence room. This leads to Mike and Walt arguing... Read More
As Halloween looms just around the dark and mysterious corner, will you choose trick or treat, penny or a sweet? In the spirit of the fear fest that is Halloween, where people dress themselves and their homes to scare, we are trembling in our boots to reveal our scariest Neodymium magnet ever! And better yet, we are asking our customers to give it a name! Here it is…
Magnet Expert Ltd are delighted to have supported the BBC’s D.I.Y SOS on one of their recent projects in West Sussex. In early May 2017, D.I.Y SOS contacted the Magnet Expert team in regards to a home renovation they were working on. Upon hearing about the project, it’s safe to say we couldn’t wait to get involved. The home belonged to Amanda and her family, which was in desperate need of change following a tragic accident for Amanda. Here’s Amanda’s Story…
Behind the scenes at Magnet Expert Ltd, we’re always working on exciting projects that we can soon reveal to our customers. Today, we have a real humdinger! In recent months, we’ve been collaborating with Robot Wars’ very own competitor, Magnetar!
Magnet Expert Ltd are delighted to be supporting the Refugee Council in their efforts to educate children, who are seeking asylum in the UK. Over recent week, children of all ages have been attending the Refugee Council’s educational sessions, where they develop Maths and English skills through animation. Our magnets from First4Magnets.com, have been used within the sessions to help with the building and illustration of the animations. They have used our Fruity Skittle Magnets, Flexible A4 Magnetic Sheets and Magnetic Gridding Tape, as you can see below.